Join the Seattle Symphony for a FREE community concert at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton.
6:15pm Pre-concert performance by students of the Key to Change studio.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
400 S 2nd St, Renton, WA 98057
RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and winner of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award in 2014, 2017 and 2019, Lee Mills is internationally recognized as a passionate, multifaceted and energetic conductor. In his previous position as Resident Conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he led performances hailed as having a “sonority of unequalled liveliness and quality” (movimento.com), working alongside such artists as Simone Porter, Conrad Tao, Eliane Coelho and the Smetana Trio.
Minsoo Kwon, 17, studies with Zart Eby and attends Lakeside School as a Senior. Minsoo enjoys being a part of multiple youth orchestras including the Lakeside School Symphony and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, in the summer of 2019, she performed at Carnegie Hall and Miami's New World Center as part of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2). Minsoo has been named an MTNA National Finalist three times, winning 3rd place in 2018, and has performed on King FM's NW Focus Live two times. At her high school, she founded a service club that connects other student musicians to volunteer opportunities in the greater Seattle community and has raised thousands of dollars for underprivileged children’s music education through annual benefit concerts. In her free time, she loves to read ancient Latin literature and conduct synthetic biology research for her International Genetically Engineered Machine competition team.
Key to Change is a nonprofit organization that inspires underserved youth through world-class music instruction and supports their development as self-aware leaders. Their violin and viola studios in Kent and Renton serve middle and high school students from across South King County, providing musical instruction and mentorship to string players of all abilities and backgrounds. Key to Change's goal is to educate the next generation of ethnically, culturally and economically diverse musicians and to empower students to create meaningful change in their community.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
The Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community programs are supported by 4Culture, Aetna, the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Citi Community Capital, the Educational Legacy Fund, Hot Chocolate Fund, Moe and Susan Krabbe, the League of American Orchestras, Richard and Francine Loeb, Kjristine Lund, the Merriman Family, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Music4Life, Music Works Northwest, the National Endowment for the Arts, Peach Foundation, the Peg and Rick Young Foundation, Precept Wine, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Seattle Pacific University, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Symphony Volunteers, the Snoqualmie Tribe, Christine and Michel Suignard, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation, Ten Grands Seattle, Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund, the U.S. Bank Foundation, UW Autism Center, Weill Music Institute, Wells Fargo Foundation, the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, the Wyman Youth Trust, and individual contributions to the Seattle Symphony Annual Fund.